Psychosocial factors affecting outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty: a systematic review

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Key Points

  • Psychosocial factors should be considered in the pre-operative evaluation of a patient scheduled for a total shoulder arthroplasty.
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Numerous studies have looked at the influence of psychosocial factors on the outcome of orthopedic surgeries. Patient satisfaction is tracked as a measure of the success of shoulder arthroplasties, and these data are increasingly available for public assessment. The increase in transparency has increased the need to identify which factors affect patient satisfaction (1).

In this study, the authors looked at which psychosocial factors affected outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA).

Psychosocial factors can influence patient outcomes after orthopedic surgeries.
This study highlights the need to take a whole-person view in all forms of health care.


This paper was a systematic review over the period of 30 May 2000 to 30 May 2019. Inclusion criteria were a level of evidence of 4 or higher (based on Center for Evidence Based Medicine criteria), outcomes following TSA or

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